Bodies of father and son wash up on Fukuoka beach

Aug 12, 2017

Bodies of father and son wash up on Fukuoka beach

The bodies of a father and his 7-year-old son were found Saturday at a beach in Fukuoka Prefecture after they were swept out to sea with another boy and their would-be rescuer a day earlier, police said. The bodies of Katsuhiro Ono, 36, and his ...

Deadly storms in Kyushu hit traditional businesses hard

Jul 30, 2017

Deadly storms in Kyushu hit traditional businesses hard

The storms in Kyushu earlier this month not only ruined homes and roads but also dealt a blow to traditional businesses, including makers of liquor and pottery. Communities in Fukuoka and Oita prefectures worry the devastation could make it even harder for aging owners of ...

Residents, search teams in Kyushu battle to rescue flood victims

Jul 7, 2017

Residents, search teams in Kyushu battle to rescue flood victims

Overflowing rivers swallowed up homes and mudslides forced residents to run for their lives. That was the scene Friday as heavy rain that began Wednesday continued to wreak havoc in Oita and Fukuoka prefectures. Panicked residents bombarded the Fukuoka Prefectural Police with some 3,000 emergency phone ...